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Gallery tour of Living in the New World on view at Pequot Library

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Dr. Elizabeth Beaudin (r) speaks at a program on rare books at Pequot Library (contributed photo)
Southport, CT – Join exhibition curator and Special Collections consultant, Elizabeth A. S. Beaudin, Ph.D for a guided tour of Living in the New World on Monday, March 19, 2018 from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. Discover unique items, such as Acts of Apostles from the New Testament in the Mohawk language/translated by H. A. Hill, with corrections by William Hess and John A. Wilkes, Jr.  published in 1835 and William Hubbards’ 1677 discourse on the Pequot War, which are included in Pequot Library’s collection on long-term deposit at the Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library at Yale University and on display during the exhibition on view through May 6, 2018. This program is free. Pequot Library’s public programs are supported in part by the Town of Fairfield.

Spine of Acts of Apostles from the New Testament in the Mohawk language/translated by H. A. Hill, with corrections by William Hess and John A. Wilkes, Jr. published in 1835 (contributed photo)
Dr. Beaudin believes that “this collection of poignant materials acquired by Pequot’s visionary founders – Virginia and Elbert Monroe, Mary Hull Wakeman, and William Holman – illustrates a received history written by the victors, that is, the settlers who brought their language, faith, and political aspirations to the region with the intention of making the ‘new’ world their own without full regard for the traditions, beliefs, and lives of the indigenous populations. Thanks to the books, maps, biographies, and artifacts, patrons and students alike can learn and exchange new ideas and insights on a history shared by us all.”

Elizabeth A. S. Beaudin, PhD (orange scarf) leads program on rare books at Pequot Library (contributed photo)
Dr. Beaudin received her Ph.D. from Yale University, writing her thesis on medieval love narratives from Muslim Spain. She recently retired after 30 years on Yale’s campus. During the last dozen years there, Dr. Beaudin worked on grant-funded projects to create digital repositories, all specializing in the Optical Character Recognition of Arabic text. In her role as the director of digital initiatives, Dr. Beaudin led colleagues to set policy, define processes, and publish guidelines for a sustained and integrated digital strategy at Yale University Library. Since retirement, Dr. Beaudin’s endeavors have included a project review of the Endangered Archives Programme at the British Library in London and a long-term consultancy in Special Collections at Pequot Library.

Exhibit case filled with rare books from the "Living in the New World" exhibition (contributed photo)
Visit to learn more about this vibrant library, educational, arts and cultural institution. For information: (203) 259-0346 ext. 115. Follow Pequot Library on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. Pequot Library Brings Culture to Life!

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